Maintenance Manager (Mining / Open Pit / Process Plant / Engineering / Repairs) – Senegal, West Africa

Western Africa
Posted 4 weeks ago

Reference No. 636 3101 MHU

Reference Number: 636 3101 MHU


Job Description:

Our client is a multinational gold mining company who require an expat Maintenance Manager, who will report directly into the GM Operations. The Maintenance Manager is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing and managing various maintenance sections within the Maintenance department of a gold mine located in Senegal. This role requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience in maintenance management, with a focus on ensuring the reliability, safety, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, equipment, and facilities.


The Position of Maintenance Manager serves as a keystone in the pursuit of operational excellence and sustainability. It carries the profound responsibility of overseeing and orchestrating a constellation of vital maintenance sub-sections, each constituting a pivotal facet in the intricate mosaic of mining operations.


This role, adorned with senior leadership distinction, exists to ensure the seamless operation of maintenance disciplines extending across a diverse spectrum, encompassing Vulcanizing, Domestic and Industrial Electricity, Infrastructure Management, Mechanical Maintenance, LV and Mobile Equipment Oversight, Maintenance Planning, Rigging Services, and Boiler making. With a comprehensive purview, it champions the perpetual reliability, safety, and efficiency of indispensable industrial equipment, intricate electrical systems, and critical infrastructure components.


The Maintenance Manager undertakes the stewardship of an accomplished team of maintenance professionals, including engineers, technicians, and auxiliary support staff, ushering them toward the pinnacle of performance. In this exalted position, the cultivation of a culture steeped in safety, collaborative synergy, and ceaseless advancement becomes an imperative.


The strategic mastery of maintenance planning and execution resides at the heart of this role, as it undertakes the crafting and orchestration of meticulous maintenance plans, schedules, and strategies. These strategies are elegantly designed to transcend the mere preservation of equipment and extend into the realm of optimizing reliability, thereby diminishing the specter of unforeseen downtimes.


In the orchestration of these multifarious responsibilities, meticulous financial stewardship becomes an essential forte. The incumbent expertly navigates the fiscal contours of the maintenance budget, ensuring judicious resource allocation, and aligning financial allocations with the overarching objectives of the department.


Finally, a tireless pursuit of continuous improvement animates the essence of this role, with an unwavering commitment to identifying novel avenues for process enhancement, cost optimization, and operational refinement. It is through the meticulous implementation of best practices and innovative solutions that the mining operation attains the zenith of its potential.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Substantial experience in maintenance management, in industrial or mining settings, is essential.
  • At least 10 years or more relevant experience.
  • Previous experience to deputize for General Manager will be an added advantage
  • Experience with Crushers, Sizers, SAG and Ball Malls
  • Conveyor belt repair and maintenance
  • High computer skills and fluent in all the main Microsoft suits including Excel, Word, Project, and Access
  • Practical supervision of maintenance teams in a process plant environment of at least 10 years
  • In-depth technical knowledge of maintenance practices, procedures, and technologies related to mining equipment, electrical systems, mechanical systems, and infrastructure is required
  • Familiarity with maintenance planning and scheduling software and methodologies is an advantage
  • French highly beneficial but not prerequisite


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent role
  • FIFO expat roster 6 weeks on / 3 weeks off


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to mhuber [at] camining [dot] com



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Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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